There are going to be a lot of questions for the Dallas Cowboys to answer this off-season. After another disappointing performance in the playoffs, something will have to give in Dallas over the next few months.
The Cowboys haven’t won a Divisional Round game since their run to a Super Bowl victory during the 1995 season. They have lost seven consecutive games in which winning would have meant advancing to the NFC Championship Game.
This year, it was the San Francisco 49ers that eliminated them for the second straight year, this time in the Divisional Round, 19-12. Dallas had the defensive performance necessary to make it to the next round, but their offense once again came out flat.
Dak Prescott looked like he had turned a page with his performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Wild Card Weekend. He completed 75.8 percent of his passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns, adding 24 yards and another score on the ground in a historical performance.
But, he unraveled against an elite 49ers defense. Prescott looked like he did at the end of the regular season, completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 206 yards, one touchdown and two backbreaking interceptions.
Turnovers were an issue for Prescott all season and they ultimately were a big reason that the Cowboys were sent home. It would be fair to ask if Jerry Jones is having some buyer’s remorse after agreeing to a massive contract with Prescott in 2021.
If the Cowboys were to make a change at the quarterback position, would Aaron Rodgers be a realistic target? A former NFL executive that spoke to NFL Analysis Network believes Dallas would be the perfect landing spot for the Green Bay Packers legend.
“Call me crazy, but if the Cowboys were to move from (Dak) Prescott to (Aaron) Rodgers, they would win a Super Bowl. They’re the perfect destination for him.”
There has been speculation that Rodgers could be on the move this off-season. The Cowboys haven’t been a mentioned landing spot, but that was before Prescott laid another egg in the postseason.
Adding Rodgers is the kind of star-studded move that Jones and the Cowboys have always tended to make. If they are going to move on from Prescott, it will be for a veteran of Rodgers’ caliber that they believe will get them over the hump in the playoffs and closer to a Lombardi Trophy.